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Hi I'm Lori Brown

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 42 year old mother of four children. I am also still attempting to achieve a bachelor's degree. I am currently enrolled in online classes which gives me some flexibility in taking care of my family and having a full-time job. My husband works part-time for the facilities management group for the church. He and I switched roles about 12 years ago after he was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The Lord has blessed our family abundantly as we have worked through our trials. I was also diagnosed with Celiacs disease about 4 years ago and I still struggle with that on a daily basis. I always said, "Life will be great as long as I can have my bread and pasta." I have learned that life can still be great without those things as I learn life's lessons through the trials. Being a mother and a wife are two of my most prized accomplishments. Well they aren't really accomplishments yet as they are ongoing. I love who I am and where I am going.

Why I am a Mormon

Wow! Why am I a Mormon? I was born and raised in the church. I come from a family of 13 children and I'm number 11. My parents taught us about the Savior Jesus Christ from birth. I absolutely love being a part of such a large family. We did not grow up with a lot of material things and I am so grateful for that. I did not have those distractions. I too have a conversion story. It isn't grand or worthy of having a movie made about it but to me it means everything. I was a relatively obedient child and I did as my parents asked most of the time . I believed all the things I learned in church but I never really knew. At least not until I decided to pray about it one day. I was about 19 years old and I was in the stage of my life that I had started making my own decisions about what I was going to do with the rest of my life. As I knelt and prayed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was indeed the true church I had a beautiful warm comfortable feeling that I was right where I needed to be. I felt the love of the Savior and I knew at that moment it was all right. I have subsequently continued to gain a stronger testimony of different things throughout the years and I'm not finished yet. I do know with all my heart, mind, and soul that Jesus Christ lives and that he heads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Heavenly Father has not left us alone in this world at this time of turmoil. He has given us the truth as it was restored to Joseph Smith. I want to stand on the rooftops like the prophets of old and proclaim the truths that I have mentioned above. For I cannot deny what I know to be truth. I desire that all mankind may have the peace, comfort, love, and joy that I have. Please do not hesitate to find out for yourself. You will have that confirmation that this life is but a moment and we need to prepare ourselves for the eternities and rewards that await us there. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful opportunity of serving in the youth program with the young women ages 12 to 18. We have a wonderful time as we learn together about the Savior and about how we can be together as families forever. I love spending time with our full time missionaries as they teach the people here in Kentucky. I have spent most of my life in Utah but moved with my husband and children to Kentucky in 2002. We absolutely love it here even though we miss our families dearly. The Kentucky people have been great examples of Christlike generosity and love. I remember the very first winter we were here I was driving my once 4 small children to my work for to see Santa and I ran out of gas on a very cold morning. I had a cell phone and called my brother to bring me some gas but no less than 20 warmhearted Kentuckians stopped to make sure we were okay. I have learned much about living my faith from that one experience. After all what would Jesus have done? The answer is exactly what these folks did. When all is said and done here on this earth I know everything will be absolutely wonderful if I just endure to the end of this moment here. I look forward to the eternities with my family and I know I will see many of those warmhearted Kentuckians there too.